Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I've Been Framed

Today, 10 years and seven months after graduating from medical school, I finally decided that I could afford to get my MD diploma framed. While I was at it I brought in my residency diploma, national boards certification, state medical license, and APA membership certificate to get framed up. I had also planned to get my college diploma framed (it has been sitting in the bottom of an old chest for sixteen-odd years), but when I saw the quote for the above work I decided that one was going to have to wait a few more years. Getting things framed is not cheap. I hope I don't accumulate any more advanced degrees. (Note: As a new policy, I am not accepting honorary degrees from any institution unless they are framed in advance!)

4 Comments:

Blogger Saoirse said...

heehee. :D

1/9/08, 9:49 AM  
Blogger Brown said...

You missed your chance at a gentle hint to mom and dad--that's how I got mine framed, a lovely gift.

With your long list of certificates and professional kewpie-dolls, however, may I suggest a visit to Michael's or some such place? Those things are generally in standard sizes and places like that have a decent selection of nice frames that don't look chintzy. Chances are you can even get them to match.

[/channeling martha stewart]

1/9/08, 10:03 AM  
Blogger Turboglacier said...

Brown- Actually, it's the other way around. I am delinquent on framing some art for my parents, which was supposed to be their Christmas gift from me (sorry, Mom & Pop! I haven't forgotten!)

In any event, I think they laid out more than enough in tuition. To hit them up for diploma-framing after all that would be most ungrateful. (On the other hand, I do think my medical school could've afforded frame as a going-away gift, after collecting 100,000-odd dollars from us over the previous four years.)

1/9/08, 10:19 AM  
Blogger NeoNurseChic said...

Glad to hear you've finally gotten them framed! My diplomas from Penn State and then nursing school sit in a drawer in my parents' house! I wanted to get them framed, but my mom always asked where would I hang them. This is true... Maybe if I finish my masters at some point and have an actual office, then I'll hang my diplomas. I'm very proud of my bachelor of music degree from Penn State, but I suppose it isn't a priority to hang in a nurse practitioner's office, if that's where I end up by finishing my masters! haha

I agree that frames, especially really nice ones, and some of the ones they sell at universities for the purpose of framing diplomas, are quite expensive! I like Michael's, as brown mentioned above. As a graduation gift from my music degree, my aunt framed the program from my senior piano recital, and I've been wanting to hang it above my piano, but I've needed something more to hang with it. She suggested framing some of my music from the recital and placing it on the wall. I decided I wanted to frame the first page of the 4 movements of the Beethoven Piano Sonata that I played, but it gets very pricey when trying to frame 4 pieces of music, which are not a standard size as they are larger than 8.5x11". Hopefully I'll get them framed and hung before I end up moving to a new apartment in August! ;-)

Take care,
Carrie :)

1/9/08, 2:08 PM  

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